Police blotter

Following are excerpts of activities reported by the Jefferson police department:

Tuesday, Jan. 16: At 1:38 pm staff at Kum & Go requested an officer there for a shoplifting event. The officer arrived and made contact with an 11-year-old male who had stolen batteries from the business. The officer brought the juvenile to the LEC to be picked up by an adult. The officer will send a juvenile charge of theft- fifth degree (simple misdemeanor) to juvenile court. At 2:39 pm an officer investigated a one-vehicle property damage accident in the 100 block of Ram Drive. Kaitlyn McColley of Rippey left the roadway and struck a city-owned fence. McColley advised the driver in front of her had slammed on the brakes, causing her to leave the roadway as an evasive action. McColley was cited for failure to maintain control.

Damage to the vehicle she was driving, a 2005 Pontiac Bonneville owned by Randall McColley, was estimated at $500. Damage to the fence was estimated at $200. At 6:49 pm staff at Bomgaars turned over possible narcotics located by an employee while cleaning the restrooms there. The small plastic bag contained a white powdery residue. The officer destroyed the item.

Monday, Jan. 15: At 7:57 am a complainant reported the theft of an air compressor valued at $2,500 from the new Wahl-McAtee building in the 1700 block of N. Elm St. The officer is investigating. ***** Officers issued two snow emergency parking violations. ***** An officer has requested an arrest warrant after receiving test results on items seized on a traffic stop on 12/14. The warrant requested is for Carter Eugene Fetters, 66, of Jefferson for possession of a controlled substance- second offense (serious misdemeanor)*.

Sunday, Jan. 14: At 5:42 pm a complainant spoke to an officer about charges on his credit card that he did not make. The officer is investigating.

Saturday, Jan. 13: At 6:05 pm a complainant advised of a kitten trapped in the storm sewer at the intersection of N. Elm St and Central Ave. The officers attempted to free the kitten, but were unsuccessful. At 11:37 pm a complainant reported a male lying in the street in the 500 block of N. Olive St. The officers made contact with the subject. The investigation led to the arrest of Craig Darwin Presley, 57, of Jefferson for public intoxication- second offense (serious misdemeanor)*.

Friday, Jan. 12: At 8:50 am a Greene County school bus driver turned in a school bus violation form to the LEC. The violation occurred in the 500 block of W. State St. The officer is investigating. At 2:33 pm law enforcement in Carroll County advised of a semi tractor-trailer heading east on Highway 30 that had been involved in a hit and run accident in Carroll. The officer was not able to locate the semi.

Thursday, Jan. 11: Routine activity reported. ***** Officers issued two snow emergency parking violation citations.

Wednesday, Jan. 10: At 10:57 am a complainant requested an officer in the 1200 block of N. Elm St. The complainant believed a male subject had a bike that he had reported stolen last month. The male advised the bike belonged to him and he had owned it for numerous years. The officer checked with a police department in Nebraska, who provided a serial number for the bike, as it had been licensed in that jurisdiction. This proved the bike was not the complainant’s reported stolen bike.

At 9:41 pm a complainant reported his 12-year-old daughter had been assaulted by another female juvenile at about 3:30 pm n the 400 block of S. Wilson. The complainant provided the officer with cell phone video of the assault he had obtained from his daughter’s friend. The officer is investigating.

Tuesday, Jan. 9: At 11:31 am officers were called to a residence in the 600 block of S. Chestnut St for a reported domestic abuse assault occurring there. Officers arrived and made contact with a female, who advised a verbal argument had occurred between her and a boyfriend. The male had left the area before the officer’s arrival. The female refused to cooperate with officers and denied being assaulted. The officer did not locate any injuries or markings consistent with an assault on the female. Brooke Lynn Hayes, 19, of Jefferson was placed into custody by the officer for an outstanding Carroll County arrest warrant. The warrant was for failure to appear on an original charge of theft- third degree. At 5:30 pm a complainant reported the theft of a bicycle from a residence in the 300 block of E. State St. ***** Test results are back on items seized on a traffic stop on 12/02 in the 100 block of W. Central Ave. The officer has requested an arrest warrant for Shawn J. Gifford, 27, of Jefferson for possession of marijuana- first offense (serious misdemeanor)*.

Monday, Jan 8: Routine activity reported.

Sunday, Jan. 7: At 9:17 pm a complainant reported a theft of a gaming system from a residence in the 300 block of N. Chestnut St. An officer is investigating.

Saturday, Jan. 6: At 1:04 pm a complainant reported harassment that occurred in the 300 block of W. Clark St.

Friday, Jan. 5: At 7:33 pm an officer responded to the 300 block of S. Walnut St for a hit and run accident. The driver of a red 2010 Ford F150 pickup truck backed out of the driveway at a residence in the 300 block of S. Walnut St and struck the rear passenger side door of a legally parked vehicle owned by Jim Mitchell. The driver of the vehicle was determined to be Kera Shriver, 25, of Auburn. She was cited for unsafe backing and driving while license suspended. Damage to Mitchell’s 2013 Ford F150 pickup truck was estimated at $1,000. Damage to the back of Shriver’s vehicle was estimated at $500.

Thursday, Jan. 4: At 7:48 pm officers investigated a backing accident at Greene County Medical Center. Katelyn Fees of Boone backed her 2009 Dodge Avenger into a parked vehicle owned by Eugene Stanek of Scranton. Damage to Fees’ vehicle was estimated at $750. Damage to Stanek’s vehicle was estimated at $200. No citation was issued as the accident occurred on private property.

Wednesday, Jan. 3: At 8:14 am a Calhoun County sheriff’s deputy contacted the Jefferson PD and advised they had located a 2012 Dodge Ram truck in a ditch at 4:40 am at the intersection of 190th St and Dakota Avenue in Calhoun County. The vehicle belonged to Renew Energy of Jefferson. The deputy spoke with the driver and passenger, Edward Goff and Samantha Cline-Hoskins, who advised they were heading to Des Moines. The deputy attempted to contact staff at Renew Energy to confirm the two should be in the vehicle, but could not get an answer. The deputy transported the two to Sparky’s in Rockwell City.

As business hours at Renew Energy started in Jefferson, they realized one of their fleet vehicles was missing, which was the 2012 Dodge Ram. At 11:40 am, it was also reported that another vehicle was stolen from the Sparky’s gas station in Rockwell City, a black 2008 Cadillac CTS.

At 12:39 pm, a Pocahontas County deputy located the Cadillac in that county. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle continued and a pursuit ensued.
The pursuit ended at 12:51 pm one mile west of Pomeroy on 170th St after the driver of the Cadillac lost control of it. The driver, Edward Goff, and passenger, Samantha Cline-Hoskins, were arrested and charged by the Calhoun County sheriff’s office with theft- second degree*. The Calhoun County sheriff’s office, Fonda PD, Pocahontas PD, Pomeroy PD, the Iowa State Patrol and Department of Transportation assisted in the pursuit.

At 6:53 pm, a complainant in Jefferson spoke with an officer about the situation. She advised that both Goff and Cline-Hoskins were residing with her. She noticed she had several items missing from her house. She noted a Sony Blu-Ray/DVD player, Nintendo Wii, HP Smart C7200 printer, a red suitcase, an SD card, electrical wiring, and a Rockford Fosgate amp were missing from her residence. The estimated loss was $950. An officer spoke with a Calhoun County deputy and determined that these items were in the bed of the 2012 Dodge Ram the two had stolen from Renew Energy and were operating.

As a result, arrest warrants will be requested for Edward Goff for theft- third degree (aggravated misdemeanor) and operation of a vehicle without owner’s consent (aggravated misdemeanor)*.

***** As a result of an arrest and investigation on 12/30/17, an arrest warrant has been requested for Ryan James Brown,, 45, of Jefferson for eluding (serious misdemeanor)*

Tuesday, Jan. 2: At 8:34 am an officer investigated a two vehicle property damage accident at Elm St and W. Lincoln Way. Larry Saddoris of Jefferson was westbound on Lincoln Way driving his 2004 Ford F150 pickup truck. Tim Buenz of Jefferson was southbound on Elm driving his 2013 Ford F150. As Saddoris left the posted stop sign Buenz struck his vehicle in the passenger side. Buenz advised that due to the sun in his eyes he didn’t see Saddoris enter the intersection. Buenz was cited for failure to obey stop sign. Damage to both pickup trucks was estimated at $500. At 1:33 pm an officer investigated a two vehicle accident at the uncontrolled intersection of W. Adams and N. Pinet Sts. Lisa Minnehan of Churdan was southbound on Pinet driving her 2009 Toyota Camry. Mollie Scott of Lake View was westbound on Adams driving her 2016 Ford Explorer. The vehicles collided in the intersection. Minnehan was cited for failure to yield to the vehicle on the right. Damage to both vehicles was estimated at $500.   ***** Officers issued citations for 34 snow emergency parking violations.

Monday, Jan. 1: Routine activity reported.

*Note: All charges are merely an accusation. All defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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